Senator Harry Reid (D-evil, NV), who doesn't know left from right when it comes to his toupee
In Sunday-evening surprise, Senate unanimously passes food safety bill
The Senate unexpectedly approved food safety legislation by unanimous consent Sunday evening, rescuing a bill that floated in limbo for weeks because of a clerical error.The Senate passed the Food Safety and Modernization Act on Nov. 30 by a vote of 73-25. But the bill was later invalidated by a technical objection because it was a revenue-raising measure that did not originate in the House — Senate staff had failed to substitute the food safety language into a House-originated bill.
Republicans, however, later agreed to pass it by unanimous consent.
Reid’s staff earlier in the day had told a coalition of groups supporting the legislation that it had a chance of passing but the prospects appeared to dim as Sunday wore on. The swift approval by unanimous consent caught some aides and lobbyists working on it by surprise.
Sen. Tom Coburn, the outspoken conservative Republican from Oklahoma, had been blocking the legislation. He lifted his objection at the final moment.
Absolutely disgusting show by our 'servants' in the Senate!
If you'd like to read S 510 (Summary or Full Text) go here.
You might also like Mike Adams' take at Natural News: "Top ten lies about Senate Bill 510"
I'm wondering: If this passes the House, will Mrs. O have to lose the famous (but toxic) White House demi-organic garden?